We were engaged by a multinational legal firm to assist with global people tracing those wanted in connection with a multi-billion Euro fraud against the German government.

The information provided for each individual was minimal, dated back several years and involved traces in: Australia, Dubai, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and the UK. The turnaround time was incredibly tight, as the case had been running for a number of years and there was a fast expiring deadline for serving the Subjects.


We commenced our search using OSINT (open source intelligence), however; whereas this provided partial indicators for some of the Subjects, we had to progress almost immediately with the conduct of HUMINT (human source intelligence) enquiries and more traditional techniques such as: visiting last known addresses, known acquaintances and employers. One individual in particular had gone to great lengths to conceal his whereabouts, however; we knew he stored his private plane collection at an airport in the Middle East and we were eventually able to track him through this lead..

We successfully traced every subject within time and added another very impressed client to our personal contacts.

Working with Matrix Intelligence

At Matrix we understand the difference between intelligence and evidence required for use in a Court of Law and have extensive knowledge of the legal system, enforcement regimes and cultural practices within those jurisdictions most commonly associated with hidden assets.

Please contact us directly for more information regarding our cross-border investigations, global people tracing capabilities and bespoke services.